Are you ready to embark on a journey through the vibrant traditions of Dashain and Tihar? We’re thrilled to announce the Dashain and Tihar Memories Contest, inviting participants from around the world to join us in celebrating these cherished festivals!
How to Participate:
Create a Video: If you have a loved one with memories, however simple, from the past celebrations of Dashain and Tihar, take the chance to capture their stories on camera. Create a video, and don’t worry about perfection or the highest video quality. What truly matters is preserving the memories and experiences our elders had during these festivals in the past. We recommend shooting in horizontal format for better clarity, but remember, it’s all about capturing the essence of their past memories.
Interview Questions: During your video, engage your guest with questions such as:
- Festival Preparation: How did you and your family prepare for Dashain and Tihar in the past? What were some of the key preparations you remember?
- Traditional Celebrations: Can you share some of the traditional rituals and customs your family followed during Dashain and Tihar? What were the highlights of the celebrations?
- Memorable Food: What special dishes or foods were prepared during these festivals, and what memories do you have associated with them? Are there any recipes or dishes that hold special significance?
- Connecting with Family: Dashain is known for family gatherings. How did your family manage to reunite with relatives who lived far away in the absence of modern transportation? Share any memorable stories of these reunions.
- Festival Evolution: How have you seen Dashain and Tihar celebrations evolve over the years? What are the key differences you’ve observed between the festivals in the past and today?
*These are sample questions, and you don’t have to use them exactly as provided. They are meant to provide you with ideas for crafting questions that will help you capture valuable memories and insights during the interview.
Submit Your Entry: Participate by either:
– Completing our submission form [form], where you can upload your video along with any relevant photos.
– Uploading your video in high quality to Google Drive and sharing the link. Alternatively, you can also send your video via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three fortunate participants will be randomly selected to receive support worth 2,500 NPR (Nepalese Rupees) each for the guests they interviewed. This support will ensure that these guests have a memorable experience during Dashain and Tihar.
Preserve Traditions with Us:
Dashain and Tihar represent more than just festivals; they embody tradition, family, and the enduring bonds across generations. By taking part in the Dashain and Tihar Memories Contest, you’re contributing to the preservation of these invaluable memories.
We’re eagerly anticipating your heartwarming videos and the stories that encapsulate the spirit of Dashain and Tihar. Together, let’s continue to cherish and uphold these time-honored traditions![Click Here for Online Form]
Encountering Technical Difficulties? No problem!
You can still participate by sending your video directly to our email. Simply provide your details, attach the video file, and hit ‘Send.’ We’re here to make it effortless for you to share your Dashain and Tihar memories!”
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While Katha Hijo Ko is committed to supporting those who share their valuable memories, we believe that preserving our rich history is a collective responsibility. We’re dedicated to bringing these stories to the world, and we’re actively seeking sponsors who share our passion for heritage and culture. If you’d like to contribute or collaborate with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at email@example.com. Together, we can ensure that these treasured memories are shared far and wide, connecting generations and celebrating our cultural heritage.
For a long time, I had dreamed of exploring the beauty of Nepal, capturing its diverse moments, and embarking on a unique project called “Katha Hijo Ko.” This journey took me to the eastern parts of Nepal, from the picturesque Pokhara to the bustling Kakarbhitta, all while riding my trusty scooter. My goal was to find sponsors for my project, but little did I know that this adventure would turn into an unforgettable chapter of my life.
Our team at Katha Hijo Ko initiated this incredible journey, covering a minimum of 100 kilometers daily. Our mission was to interview the people we met along the way, and this routine continued for 18 days straight.
One morning, en route to our next destination, we stumbled upon a humble hut and a man who would become an unexpected guest for our interview. He graciously agreed to share his story with us, and what followed was a life-changing experience that we had not planned for.
In our conversation with him, he recounted his past experiences, including his time as a laborer on the East to West Highway, one of the longest highways in Nepal. He also shared anecdotes about meeting the King during a program and the inauguration of the road. It’s hard to believe that he used to earn just Rs. 500 per year during his laborer days. While he may not possess much now, his contentment with life is truly inspiring.
He married at a young age, around 18, and his bride was four years his junior. Despite their youth, their love story was a testament to the power of love. Their parents agreed to the union, and she remained by his side until her passing, just four months before our interview in 2020.
To discover the full depth of this remarkable man’s life journey, we invite you to watch the video. Stay tuned as the full video will be coming soon.
Katha Hijo Ko has released their next episode. This time, it is Bhadra Bahadur Gurung. He says he is 72 years old, and has seen much pain in his life. Dealing with the death of his wife, and disappearance of his daughter, he tells us how heart-wrenching loneliness can be. “I miss her whenever Dashain comes around. There is no life in this house. Living alone is very hard”. He seems happy to see us, and happier when we provide support to him.
Support work By Katha Hijo Ko Team
Katha Hijo Ko team donated some financial support as well as clothing and food on their recent shoot. Bhadra Bahadur Gurung, aged 72, is an energetic elderly living in Yangjakot. He lives alone, and tells us about the pain he feels living alone. Losing someone is devastating, and losing your life partner is harder.
Katha Hijo Ko team donated:
Few items of clothing
And cash money
The amount of the fund raising for Katha Hijo Ko project goes directly to the elderly People in form of food, some clothes, and financial support. From the donations and sponsorships that are provided to us, 60% will be donated to the elderly people and 40% is allocated for our expenses like transportation, food, and equipment.
Support work by Katha Hijo Ko team
Katha Hijo Ko team donated some financial support and two cartons of noodles to a 107-year-old man during their shooting. The team was a day before there to see the man and found that he loved noodles so that they took it. The elderly were seen to be very touched and grateful for the support that was provided. He was seen giving a blessing to the team as well.
While the team’s goal was to document the tales of the elders that they visit, and still are. They realize charity work was necessary for the elders. While shooting their first season in five places: Syangja, Tangting, Kristi, Pamey, and Thulikhet, the team has given some financial and other gifts help to the people that were interviewed.
Katha Hijo Ko believes that helping the elderly will give us blessings to continue with the charity and the project to be visiting in future every part of Nepal. With the upcoming season as well, the team wants to continue helping the people.
Below there are some pictures where support was given.